Project Description

Bamboo Warizutsu by Tanaka Juntoku Minkō (1735-1816)

Carved with a dynamic scene of a hero crushing a beast beneath a large weight, the figures inlaid in ivory, the impact of the blow rendered in manga-like incisions in the bamboo.  The himotoshi with inset bone rings

Unsigned. Circa 1880

20.3 cm

The original signature tablet apparently replaced with a blank inlay


Kyoto Gallery, Brussels, 2009